Girls Hack Ireland are coming to Castlerea on the 19th of March, and they’re bringing their innovative workshop for teenage girls with them. Girls Hack Ireland specialise in creating innovative, creative and fun events for teenage girls, that are based on science, technology, engineering and maths. This will be the first of three workshops to be delivered in Roscommon this year.
On the 19th March, from 2pm – 5pm, Girls Hack Ireland will be inviting teenage girls to the Roscommon Women’s Network, to participate in a workshop on designing and building their own websites. Girls under 16 will need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian – and the parents/guardians will have the option of attending a parallel, similarly themed workshop themselves, courtesy of Coding Grace. It’ll be a supportive, relaxed afternoon of learning for both teens and guardians, it’s entirely free of charge, and all equipment (including laptops) will be provided. Participants will need absolutely no previous experience in web design or coding. Tickets must be booked in advance via the website: www.girlshackireland.org
Girls Hack Ireland is a programme of events for teenage girls, and its aim is to help address the gender gap that exists in science, technology, engineering and math careers. The programme is brought to you by the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, which is a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Research Centre that spans across DCU, UCD, NUIG and UCC. Girls Hack Ireland have held a number of events in Dublin over the past year, including their flagship event last March, which saw 100 girls and 50 mentors come together as part of a day long ‘hackathon’ in the DCU Student’s Union. This year, with support from the SFI Discover grant, Girls Hack Ireland are extending their programme of events to regions that have not traditionally received as much outreach support. In addition, with support from Coding Grace, the programme will be delivering tech based workshops to parents, who have a strong influence on the career path their daughters may take (Accenture report, Powering economic growth; Attracting more young women into science and technology). To learn more, visit www.girlshackireland.org or call us on 01 700 7938.
‘We’re very excited to be bringing our workshops to new locations across Ireland – we’re looking forward to meeting new girls and parents, and introducing them to the creative world of technology!’ Dr. Aoibheann Bird, Education and Public Engagement Manager for DCU and UCD (Insight Centre for Data Analytics)